Arts, culture and sports grants search

Find funding opportunities for projects in the areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion.

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Use this tool to find out information about arts, community, culture, heritage, sport, recreation and physical activity, and diversity and inclusion grants. For each grant, the list below displays the grant type, the sector the grant is for, who may be eligible and where to go for more information.

These grant programs fall under Ministries of Arts, Culture and Status of Women and Tourism and Sport specifically Sport Recreation and Physical Activity services.

Arts funding is provided by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, a public agency and a provincial corporation of the Government of Alberta with a mandate to support and contribute to the development of the arts in Alberta.

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Capacity building

Grant TitleEvents

  • Sector: Community

  • Eligible organizations: Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Triennial (every 3 years)

  • Deadline: Fall

  • Description: This program provides funding for up to 3 years to Alberta-based capacity building non-profit organizations.

Capital grants

Grant TitleEvents

  • Sector: Arts, Community, Cultural industries, Heritage, Screen-based industries, Sport, physical activity and recreation, Status of women,

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: June 15

  • Description: Financial assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities.

  • Sector: Arts, Community, Cultural industries, Heritage, Screen-based industries, Sport, physical activity and recreation, Status of women,

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: January 15, May 15, September 15

  • Description: Financial assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities.

Funds for individuals

Grant TitleEvents

  • Sector: Arts

  • Eligible organizations: Individual

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: Summer

  • Description: Alberta-based artists can apply to become the government's next resident artist to promote art and artists across the province.

  • Sector: Status of women

  • Eligible organizations: Individual

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: December 19

  • Description: Supports students studying in the arts, humanities and social sciences who are working to advance gender equality.

  • Sector: Sport, physical activity and recreation

  • Eligible organizations: Individual

  • Cycle:

  • Deadline:

  • Description: Provides funding to Alberta’s high-performance athletes to help cover costs related to training, equipment and living expenses.

  • Sector: Heritage

  • Eligible organizations: Individual

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: First working day of October

  • Description: Students in a graduate or extended program in the heritage field and working on an eligible research project may apply for a scholarship.

  • Sector: Status of women

  • Eligible organizations: Individual

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: December 19

  • Description: Funding for women studying in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and working to advance gender equality in their field.

Mixed

Grant TitleEvents

  • Sector: Arts

  • Eligible organizations: Non-profit organizations, individuals

  • Cycle: Various

  • Deadline: Various

  • Description: The AFA provides grant funding to artists and art organizations to encourage the growth and development of the arts sector.

  • Sector: Heritage

  • Eligible organizations: Business, First Nation, Individual, Municipality, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: First working day of October

  • Description: Apply for funding to support attendance or delivery of training that will develop skills in heritage conservation.

Operating grants

Grant TitleEvents

  • Sector: Cultural industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business, Non-profit organization, Post-Secondary Institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: June 1

  • Description: Apply for funding to help cover operating and specific business development related expenses related to the production of books.

  • Sector: Community

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: January 30, July 15

  • Description: This grant provides funding of ongoing core operations for non-profit organizations that address social issues.

  • Sector: Cultural industries

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Triennial (every 3 years)

  • Deadline: June 1

  • Description: Certain organizations can apply for funding to support the production of books, magazines, sound recordings or film production in Alberta.

  • Sector: Cultural industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business, Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: June 1

  • Description: Funding to help cover operating and specific business development related expenses related to the production of magazines.

  • Sector: Cultural industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business, Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: June 1

  • Description: Funding to help cover operating expenses for organizations involved in the creation of sound recordings

Project grants

Grant TitleEvents

  • Sector: Arts, Community, Cultural industries, Heritage, Screen-based industries, Sport, physical activity and recreation, Status of women,

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: May 12

  • Description: Non-profit organizations can apply for funding for an official community celebration site during Alberta Culture Days.

  • Sector: Screen-based industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business

  • Cycle: Semi Annual

  • Deadline: January 16, July 16

  • Description: Alberta producers can apply for funding to support smaller screen-based productions with maximum budgets of $499,999.

  • Sector: Screen-based industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: March 1

  • Description: Alberta producers can apply for funding to support the development of their scripts and/or projects.

  • Sector: Arts, Community, Cultural industries, Heritage, Screen-based industries, Sport, physical activity and recreation, Status of women,

  • Eligible organizations: First Nations, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, School K-12

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: September 15, 2023, January 15, 2024

  • Description: This grant supports non-profit organizations to preserve and share the cultural heritage of Indigenous and ethnocultural communities.

  • Sector: Community

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: April 1, October 1

  • Description: This program provides funding to sanctioned national and international cultural and sport events.

  • Sector: Arts, Community, Cultural industries, Heritage, Screen-based industries, Sport, physical activity and recreation, Status of women,

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution, School K-12

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: January 15, May 15, September 15

  • Description: This program provides funding to new community-based programs, initiatives, events and publications.

  • Sector: Cultural industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business, Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: June 1

  • Description: Funding for Alberta-based companies to support projects in art production, training, career development, marketing and research.

  • Sector: Heritage

  • Eligible organizations: Business, First Nation, Individual, Municipality, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, School K-12, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: First working day of February

  • Description: This grant supports delivery of interpretive and public engagement projects that preserve, interpret and promote appreciation of Alberta’s history.

  • Sector: Heritage

  • Eligible organizations: Business, First Nation, Individual, Municipality, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, School K-12, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: First working day of February

  • Description: This grant is for funding to conserve historic places.

  • Sector: Community

  • Eligible organizations: First Nation, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Ongoing

  • Deadline:

  • Description: This program provides funding for community projects that fall outside the scope of other Community Grants programs.

  • Sector: Screen-based industries

  • Eligible organizations: Business, Individual

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: March 1

  • Description: Funding to support Alberta companies that use Alberta labour on post-production, visual effects and digital animation projects.

  • Sector: Heritage

  • Eligible organizations: Business, First Nation, Individual, Municipality, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, School K-12, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: First working day of February

  • Description: This grant supports the production of print or digital publications that preserve, interpret and promote appreciation of Alberta’s history.

  • Sector: Heritage

  • Eligible organizations: Business, First Nation, Individual, Municipality, Metis Settlement, Non-profit organization, School K-12, Post-secondary institution

  • Cycle: Annual

  • Deadline: First working day of February

  • Description: This grant supports research projects that preserve, interpret and promote appreciation of Alberta’s history.

  • Sector: Sport, physical activity and recreation

  • Eligible organizations: Non-profit organization

  • Cycle: Semi-annual

  • Deadline: October 30

  • Description: Grant application information for the sport programs and projects